Burying the Ex (2014) Movie Review

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2014 | R | Horror, Comedy, Romance
89 minutes /

User Score: 59/100

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Burying the Ex Review


A guy's regrets over moving in with his girlfriend are compounded when she dies and comes back as a zombie.

Burying the Ex (2014) is an American comedy horror movie that did not fail from delivering humor and some pretty good crude jokes. Director Joe Dante (Gremlins (1984), Small Soldiers (1998), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Innerspace (1987)) did a great job executing this move but it is by far not his best movie. The movie contains sexual content, nudity, bad language, real world elements, violence, suspense, horror comedy and intense moments.

Burying the Ex revolves around Max ( Anton Yelchin - Star Trek (2009), Terminator Salvation (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), Fright Night (2011)) and Evelyn ( Ashley Greene - Twilight (2008), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012) and The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)) who was in a relationship. Evelyn is an environmentalist and Max works at a Halloween shop with a not so very nice boss. Max lives with Evelyn, who is very controlling and jealous. Max and Evelyn made a wish together with a Satan Genie that arrived at the shop. They wish “We will always be together… always and forever" and Evelyn will never let that wish go. Max did not want to be with Evelyn anymore and planned on breaking up with her in a dog park in hoping that she would not overreact. His plans did not go as planed; Evelyn thought that Max bought her a puppy and ran over the street while a bus was coming her way and--she was hit and killed. The movie is basically about Evelyn dying and not so long after, digging herself out of her grave to return to her boyfriend who is now with someone else. Evelyn is a zombie and wants to fulfill the wish they made together.

The special effects were done nicely. The actors did an astonishing job with their funny comedic roles. I did not want to say it, but I will, this movie reminds me of Life After Beth (2014) where a dead girlfriend returns from the grave. I will not watch this movie again but would recommend it to fans who love a good laugh where there are a few chuckles.

About Burying the Ex 2014

Title: Burying the Ex
Year: 2014
Runtime: 89 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Romance
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.95/5 stars from 22 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 22
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Dick Miller, Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Mindy Robinson, Archie Hahn, Stephanie Koenig, Tomoko Karina, Julia Marchese, Erica Bowie, Gabrielle Christian, Wyndoline Landry, Katie Roberts, David Villada, John Hora, Alexandra Vino, Mary Kate Wiles, London May, Alexandra Daddario, Pandie Suicide, Oliver Cooper, Ozioma Akagha, Mark Alan
Writers: Alan Trezza
Director: Joe Dante